Families and Children
This concentration emphasizes a “family-centered” model and prepares students for practice with families and children in multicultural urban communities. Students learn developmental/preventive services, problem solving, crisis and remedial services, and protective services for children and adolescents. Graduates are trained to work in schools, health or mental health clinics, child guidance clinics, juvenile justice or child protection agencies and community-based organizations.
- Advanced Theories and Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents
- Advanced Theories and Clinical Interventions with Families
- Merging Policy, Planning & Research for Change in Families and Children’s Settings
In this course, you will advance your knowledge and clinical skills working with children and adolescents. Coursework examines problems affecting children, including developmental derailments and disruptions. In this video, USC professor Wendy Smith explains the importance of early attachments in childhood and how these attachments impact later relationships, development and adaptation.
Advances students’ knowledge and clinical skills working with diverse urban families experiencing various stressors. Exploration and application of a range of family therapy models.
Development and evaluation of service programs for children and families incorporating social welfare policy, macro practice and research skills.